Read the following guidelines carefully for successful completion of Hadley course assignments.
You are expected to send your first assignment or course-related communication within 60 days of enrollment in the course. If you do not, you will be sent a follow-up letter. Automatic cancellation occurs if the school receives no communication from you within four months of enrollment. Students outside the United States are allowed extra time.
You are expected to submit the second assignment within one month after receiving your instructor's feedback. While you are encouraged to continue your studies in the meantime, do not send the second assignment until you receive and review the feedback on the first.
If you wish to submit multiple assignments after you have received feedback on the first assignment, refer to the course's "Welcome" or "Getting Started Letter" or ask the instructor. Requirements vary by course. If your instructor does not allow the submission of multiple assignments, any additional ones sent concurrently may be returned with no grade.
Sending in multiple assignments before receiving feedback may increase repeated errors, resulting in ineffective learning and lower grades. You can avoid such errors by reviewing the instructor's feedback on an assignment before completing the next assignment. In addition, some courses build upon concepts from one lesson to the next. Also, the instructor may need to alert you to any particularly difficult, challenging or revised material in a subsequent lesson or assignment.
In general, students may submit assignments in braille, large print, regular print or longhand; via email (encouraged) or fax; in a recorded audio format, or via the telephone assignment submission line. Students may create an mp3 audio recording of the assignment, attach it to an email or copy it onto a thumb-drive or a CD, and send it to their instructor. Depending on specific course requirements, some of these options may not be available for all Hadley courses.
Use the following guidelines when submitting an audio assignment:
You may use your computer to create an mp3 audio recording of your assignment, attach it to an email or copy it onto a thumb-drive or a CD, and send it to your instructor.
Word-processed, typewritten or legible handwritten assignments may be submitted to your instructor.
You must submit your brailled assignments in contracted braille, unless you are instructed to use uncontracted braille.
You can email your assignment directly to your instructor. Your instructor's contact information is included with the course materials. Or you may find it on the Hadley Faculty page.
Keep copies of your submitted assignments. Use the following guidelines for making copies.
Insert two pieces of paper together into the braillewriter or slate, preferably a regular sheet of braille paper and a thinner sheet of paper. Keep the thinner sheet as a copy for your records. You may also read your braille copy and record your answers on cassette as a backup.
After you have recorded your lessons, use another cassette player to record what was said. Send the better-sounding cassette to the instructor for grading. A second option is to make a duplicate cassette by connecting a patch cord from the output jack on the player with the master cassette to the input jack of the second recorder with a blank cassette. Press "play" on the first machine and "record" on the second. Be sure the cassettes used in each machine are of the same length.
Make a copy of your assignments before submitting the originals to your instructor.
Do not delete the word-processed assignment documents or emails from your sent email box until your course is complete and you have received a final grade.
Always follow specific instructions in the course for sending assignments.
Use the following guidelines to mail your assignments:
Use the following guidelines to mail:
To speed up the assignment submission process, the Hadley School encourages students to submit their assignments via email. The instructor's email address is listed on the contact card enclosed in the course material. Email information can also be found on the school's Web site or by contacting Student Services.
In an effort to avoid computer viruses and spam, emailed lesson submissions must include the course name and lesson number directly in the subject line. Failure to include this information may result in the lesson being mistakenly discarded by your instructor.
If you send your assignments via fax, make sure the first page clearly indicates your name, the course title, the instructor's name, the lesson number and the date. The other pages should, at minimum, include your name. Numbering each page is helpful.
Hadley's Telephone Assignment Submission Line is an easy and convenient way to submit your Hadley lesson assignments by phone. This toll-free number allows you to phone in your assignments to your instructor's assignment submission mailbox.
Contact your instructor for details, or follow the instruction on how to submit an assignment by phone. Advance instructor approval to use the Telephone Assignment Submission Line is required as not all course assignments lend themselves to this delivery type. Submitting multiple assignments by phone at one time is not permitted and will only delay progress through the course.